Robert Downey Jr.: Blockbuster Movie Star

Robert Downey Jr.: Blockbuster Movie Star

by Stephanie Watson

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This title examines the fascinating life of Robert Downey Jr. Readers will learn about Downey's childhood, family, education, rise to fame, his trouble with drugs, and his time in rehab . Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores how Downey's interest in acting led to leading roles in movies that include The Pickup Artist, Sherlock Holmes, which earned him a Golden Globe, and Iron Man. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614784371
Publisher: ABDO Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: Contemporary Lives Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
File size: 10 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 The Making of a Superhero 6

2 An Unconventional Childhood 14

3 Making it as an Actor 22

4 Deep into Drugs 32

5 Bad Choices 38

6 Becoming Chaplin 48

7 Trouble with the Law 60

8 Emerging from the Darkness 76

9 Recovery, Reinvention, and Career Rebirth 86

Timeline 96

Get The Scoop 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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